“The Companion Species Manifesto” is about the implosion of nature and culture in the In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. The Companion Species Manifesto has ratings and 36 reviews. In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. They are not just. The companion species manifesto: dogs, people, and significant otherness by Haraway, Donna. Article in Social Anthropology 15(2) · June with

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The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness

Visit our Help Pages. In most instances, being wordy is fine. Feb 28, Jade Walters rated it it was amazing. Love and desire and oppression and abuse of power are all interfolded together.

Analysis of Donna Haraway’s The Companion Species Manifesto.

To be fair, two insights were helpful to me: Is the pages-long version present viral online legitimate or it’s only half of the book? In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. Working with xompanion helps us learn to attend to and understand the other. I like dogs so I enjoyed this, but Haraway could have done more to help readers connect her dog stories to larger issues.

This manifesto is woven with feminist theory and references back to her earlier work, a cyborg manifesto, and it’s also bemusing — there are offhanded quips of how she wants to write “Birth of the Kennel” in honor of Foucault’s “Birth of the Prison,” and a manifesto about United States mutts titled “A Category of One’s Own” in homage to Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own.

Jun 16, Jen Hirt rated it really liked it. Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness. Open Preview See a Problem? I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Dec 20, Erica rated it it was ok Shelves: Via training, he learns to communicate and is granted status an individual. But this odd, opportunistic allegiance to “the Church” allows her to situate herself as a wronged outsider rather than part of a system that did plenty of “Scorning” of its own Galileo?


It’s almost as if she wanted to find the worst possible community of non purebred dogs to juxtapose with the heroic work of breeders.

Feb 12, Alisa Cupcakeland rated it it was ok. In the training stories, Harraway at the ways in which the lived experience with dogs can take shape — through a training and relational mix of creation of both human and dog.

The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness, Haraway

We entered the modern era in terms of sociality. Write a product review. Dec 15, Victor is currently reading it. Haraway says, and I admire her for it: Jun 28, Justin Abraham rated it really liked it Shelves: I also completely agree with you when you had trouble reading her manifesto due to the lack of evidence. I want manlfesto learn how to narrate this co-history and how to inherit the consequences of co-evolution in natureculture. This pamphlet is Haraway’s answer to her own “Cyborg Manifesto”, where the slogan for living on the edge of global war has to be not just “cyborgs for earthly survival”, but also, in a more doggish idiom, “shut up and train”.

I also read her manifesto with a very analytical approach and, especially as a biochemistry major, my interest was initially peaked when she began to talk about biology; however, as you noticed, she only provides a surface analysis of the co-evolution of humans and dogs, which troubled me as well. Jan 06, Holly rated it liked it. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

While I realize that Haraway has reached these concepts from another perspective, i. Jul 04, J Levy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Or, in regard to telling the story of street dogs in Puerto Rico rescued, rehabilitated, and shipped to forever homes in the US, donha am interpellated into this story in mind and heart. I would hardly call this a Manifesto given most of it is the author’s love for dogs. Haraway is focusing on dogs, and mostly specied particular types of dogs, but that fits with her stated situation.


Return to Book Page. I read this because I was once a research assistant for a project on the “Companion species” bond which was never finished due to the death of manifdsto researcher. Honestly, I tend to take Haraway as performance art, an academic version of Lord Buckley.

Central to this text is an emphasis on the ability to tell the stories of ourselves and our companion species, to be honest about where we came from, and how we got to where we are now, so that we might be able to participate in conversations about how to go forward. She seems to want to draw attention to the kind of communication and attention that are necessary to have a relationship with a dog.

May 05, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it really liked it Shelves: Haraway is bizarrely unable to examine her own perspective here, instead using her considerable intellect to justify her clearly pre-determined positions, positi It’s especially hard to be disappointed by your idols.

Meditations on feminist approaches to science studies intertwine with descriptions of dog training methods, and the ongoing conflict between AKC ‘purity’ and working dog hybridity. We need other nouns and pronouns for the kin genres of companion species, just as we did and still do for the spectrum of genders.

Apr 21, Justiina Dahl rated it really liked it. I hope it was helpful news. Leaving her old ally, the cyborg, in the sidelines Donna Haraway shows how the history of dogs includes all the same, if not more, of the possibilities of dualism-braking qualities in re-conceptualization of power structures.

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